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India

Official Title:
Republic of India


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - India
Year Exports Imports
2011 $2,628,709,474 $2,533,828,519
2012 $2,360,672,127 $2,856,541,389
2013 $2,800,464,981 $2,976,497,213
2014 $3,224,624,957 $3,181,222,235
2015 $4,321,240,180 $3,935,333,343
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - India
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,702,910 $129,798,044
02 Veg. Prod. $1,522,599,822 $311,909,601
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $7,471,592 $16,931,120
04 Food Prod. $4,669,941 $113,735,743
05 Mineral Prod. $532,319,124 $281,355,323
06 Chemical Prod. $442,602,950 $614,444,449
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $28,671,723 $133,476,824
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $181,629 $69,788,003
09 Wood Prod. $12,028,041 $12,583,558
10 Paper Prod. $439,400,030 $12,760,809
11 Textiles Prod. $16,569,847 $742,882,284
12 Dress Access. $155,848 $50,746,243
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,384,085 $70,214,844
14 Precious Metals/stones $564,801,162 $266,530,383
15 Base Metal Prod. $165,371,781 $366,359,314
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $290,276,492 $475,913,308
17 Vehicles and Equip. $194,074,125 $139,692,880
18 Specialized Inst. $63,087,596 $26,464,925
19 Arms & Ammunition $11,826 $1,153,776
20 Misc. Articles $4,593,954 $96,523,788
21 Antiques $283,115 $643,233

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1,292.71
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 50.14 Indian Rupee (INR) (2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: Republic Day, 26 January; Independence Day, 15 August
Language(s): 18 official languages (primarily Hindi); English often used in business.


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament

Head of State:
President Pranab Mukherjee

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Ministers:
External Affairs: Sushma Swaraj
Finance, Corporate Affairs: Arun Jaitley
Commerce and Industry: Nirmala Sitharaman

Main Political Parties:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP - Currently in government), India National Congress (INC), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Elections:
Last: 7 April to 12 May 2014. Next expected in 2019.


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2,657.69 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 2,055.92 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.56 1.08
Inflation: (%) 4.91 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $4,321,240,180
Canadian imports from country: $3,935,333,343
FDI in Canada: $3,100 million
CDI in India: $934 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Nadir Patel


November 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16